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Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Return Sunday

Seventeenth annual celebration of Greater Cincinnati's music makers goes up against The Grammys this year

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 24, 2014
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony/party returns for its 17th annual celebration of the Greater Cincinnati music scene this Sunday at Madison Theater (730 Madison Ave., Covington, madisontheateronline.com). The show is open to music fans of all ages and kicks off at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)This marks the first year the CEAs have gone up against that OTHER music awards show, The Grammys (made possible by the CEA ceremony’s move from November to January last year). Don’t worry — you can DVR The Grammys or check out the best bits later online.
Along with the presentation of awards in 19 categories and lots of fun planned by first-time host (and CityBeat Arts & Culture Editor) Jac Kern, this year’s CEAs will feature more live performances than ever. The show will open with a secret — an all-star crew going by the name Saint Ain’t Mangled Angels. There will also be a special appearance by Folk trio The Tillers, who will pay tribute to their former bassist, Jason Soudrette, who passed away last year. Rounding out the great performance lineup are 2014 CEA nominees DAAP Girls, The Almighty Get Down, Moonbow, Valley High, Honey & Houston, The Yugos and The Upset Victory. (Check out all of this year's nominees here.)
Immediately after the CEA show, ticket holders are invited to attend the famous/infamous after party at BLDG (30 W Pike St., Covington, 513-491-4228). Indie/Electronic band Dark Colour will perform and Melissa Fairmount and Dana Hamblen of The Fairmount Girls will once again be doling out the “Fashion Trashies,” special handmade awards given to the best/worst/weirdest dressed CEA attendees (so be sure to look your best/worst/weirdest on the red carpet!). 
Tickets to the CEA show are available at cincyticket.com for $20 (they’ll be $25 at the door). Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation. Also available at cincyticket.com are special VIP tickets. For $40, VIPs get some goodies from the Heritage Foundation (including a membership), food and drinks, private seating, performances by DJ squad Selectas Choice and more. 
For those who can’t make it Sunday, follow @CityBeatMusic on Twitter to find out who wins what live as the awards are handed out.
Click below to check out this year’s nominees in first time category, Best Music Video. The videos will be shown on the big screen at the Madison a half hour before the 7 p.m. start time.   

Tigerlilies Do It "In the Dark"

Plus, music-packed 17th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards set for this Sunday

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Enduring Cincinnati Power Pop/Rock champs The Tigerlilies return with a new album, In the Dark, while the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards celebrates its 17th anniversary this Sunday in Covington.
  

The B.E.A.T. with Black Pharaoh, Counterfeit Money Machine and Abiyah

Friday • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The B.E.A.T. cites musical influences like Indie Rock bands Minus the Bear and Battles, while the smart, imaginative lyrics and flow of MC B.East were inspired by above-the-fray MCs like Nas, Lupe Fiasco and MF Doom. Together, the sound of The B.E.A.T. is like no other in Hip Hop.
  

Moot Davis with The Honkeycutters and Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Inspired by a Hank Williams tune he heard in a Pepsi commercial, Moot Davis fell in love with traditional Country and Honky Tonk, ultimately mastering the styles and embarking on a solid career playing his version of them.
  

Music: Smooth Hound Smith

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Spinning a compelling web of Americana influences (Blues, Rock & Roll, Folk, Country, etc.) into its own soulful, Garage-y style, Nashville duo Smooth Hound Smith sounds like what would happen if   

Music: The B.E.A.T.

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Though Hip Hop’s house band The Roots helped usher in the trend of live instrumentation in mainstream Rap music, that trend largely seemed limited to high-profile stars who used live bands to beef u  

Music: The Tigerlillies

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Though it has been more than a decade since The Tigerlilies put out their third official release, Ceci N’est Pas Pop, the invincible Cincinnati Rock veterans have hardly been idle. Th  
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First Artists for Buckle Up Music Festival Debut Announced

Bunbury Music Festival’s offshoot Country fest set for July 18-20

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 17, 2014
Word has been trickling out over the past few weeks about a new Country music festival in Cincinnati, organized by Bunbury Music Festival founder Bill Donabedian. Today, the first four artists slated to appear at the inaugural Buckle Up Music Festival were announced. The festival is set for the weekend after Bunbury — July 18-20 — and will use the same grounds at Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove...  
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PREVIEW: Best New Bands Showcase

Music and more from the 10 new artists appearing at Saturday’s local music showcase at Bogart’s

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 17, 2014
Saturday at Bogart’s you’ll have a chance to see 10 of Greater Cincinnati’s finest up-and-comers as CityBeat presents the first “Best New Bands” showcase. The event coincides with our “Best New Bands” cover story, featuring profiles and info on all of the performers — grab a copy if you haven’t. 
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The Tillers Added to Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Show

Plus, local musician Willy D passes away, Bunbury announces performers and sister fest, The Reflectives release debut and The Afghan Whigs keep going

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Cincy Folk trio The Tillers will perform a special tribute to their former bandmate at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony.